Welcome!
To all students of 4P and 4L: WELCOME BACK! I look forward to teach you this year as we continue learning the IGCSE and DSE preparatory curricula of Mathematics. This is intended for use as a guide only. Most helpful information will be posted here, however if you miss a lesson it will be your responsibility to follow up with your classmates.
Information
Please read the following carefully so you understand what is expected of you this year:
Pre-Class Work
Pre-Class Work
- You will be advised on which chapters and exercises are to be studied in advance.
- It will be your responsibility to study the introduction and examples of these concepts BEFORE being formally taught in class.
- My responsibility for each class is to provide a quick introduction to each concept and to clarify any misunderstanding.
- We will be using NCM and IGCSE worksheets (as well as questions from the WORKBOOK) in class.
- You will need to complete at least 50% of the questions from the TEXTBOOK.
- You will need to complete any prescribed e-Learning exercises.
- There will be a number of projects to be completed this year. Projects are to be completed mostly outside of class time (exception: you have completed your homework early.)
Assessment
The term report will have the same split: 30% term mark and 70% examination mark. The components of the term mark are as follows:
5% Class Mark
The following contribute towards your class mark
The following contribute towards your assessment mark
5% Class Mark
The following contribute towards your class mark
- Satisfactory completion (complete working out) of TEXTBOOK questions
- Participation
- Behaviour
The following contribute towards your assessment mark
- Regular in-class quizzes (including any spot-quizzes)
- e-Learning (ELMO) exercises
- Project work
- Your form tests will be held on Friday 6th November 2015 (Day 2 @ Period 3) and Thursday 25th February 2016 (Day 2 @ Period 3).
...and that's a wrap!
All the best for your exams and I might see you in Form 5 or 6!
Extra Lessons
These lessons are open for all students from 4PL. They are optional, but consent forms must be submitted if you are attending.
Thursday afternoons:
Easter vacation:
Thursday afternoons:
- 25/02/16 @ 1530-1700 [Graphical solutions]
- 03/03/16 @ 1530-1700 [Integers, powers, roots, index laws, surds]
- 10/03/16 @ 1530-1700 [Fractions, decimals, percentages, proportion, proportion models]
Easter vacation:
- 22/03/16 @ 0900-1200 [Transformations, congruence/similarity, Pythagoras, trig, sine/cosine rules] *bring graph paper, compass, ruler and pencil
- 23/03/16 @ 0900-1200 [Expressions, linear & quadratic equations, sequences, linear graphs]
- 24/03/16 @ 0900-1200 [Formulae and proof, simultaneous and more quadratic equations,
- 29/03/16 @ 1400-1600 *note change of time [Averages, grouped data, frequency diagrams, histograms]
- 30/03/16 @ 1400-1600 *note change of time [Probability, independent events, histograms]
- 31/03/16 @ 1400-1600 *note change of time [Length, area, volume, 3-D problems]
- 01/04/16 @ 0900-1200 [Functions, trig graphs]
Topic 12: Calculus (IGCSE Chapter 21)
Information:
Schedule:
- We will use Chapter 21 in the workbook and the corresponding Chapter 32 in the textbook.
- For homework, complete ALL the questions in the workbook.
Schedule:
- 4P: QUIZ 11/03/16 + H/W due 14/03/16
- 4L: QUIZ + H/W due 14/03/16
Topic 11: Vectors (IGCSE Chapter 33)
Information:
Schedule:
- We will use Chapter 33 in the workbook and the corresponding Chapter 30 in the textbook.
- For homework, complete ALL the questions in the workbook.
Schedule:
- 4P H/W due 03/03/16
- 4L H/W due 08/03/16
- QUIZ will be combined with Calculus
Topic 10: Sets (IGCSE Chapter 8)
Information:
Schedule:
- We will use Chapter 8 in the workbook and the corresponding Chapter 20 in the textbook.
- For homework, complete ALL the questions in the workbook.
Schedule:
- 4P&4L H/W due 24/02/16
Topic 9: Proportion (IGCSE Chapter 18)
Information:
Schedule:
- We will use Chapter 18 in the workbook and the corresponding Chapter 24 in the textbook.
- For homework, complete ALL the questions in the workbook.
Schedule:
- 4P H/W due 05/02/16
- 4L H/W due 24/02/16
Topic 8: More about Basic Properties of Circles (NCM 4B Chapter 11)
Schedule:
- Lesson 1: Exercise 11A
- Lesson 2: Exercise 11B
- Lessons 3&4: Exercise 11CD + 10C H/W due (4P&4L: 18/01/16)
- Lesson 5: Exercise 11E
- Lesson 6: Exercise 11F
- Lesson 7: Revision + Chapter 10 Assignment due (4PL: 25/01/16) & H/W due (4P: 11AB @ 21/01/16, 4L: 11ABC @ 25/01/16)
- Lessons 8&9: Revision + H/W due (4P: 11CD @ 25/01/16)
- Lessons 10&11: QUIZ + remaining H/W due (4P 11EF & 4L: 11DEF @ 28/01/16)
Topic 7: Basic Properties of Circles (NCM 4B Chapter 10)
Information
Schedule:
- There are 14 theorems. For IGCSE you need to understand how each theorem works and to prepare for DSE, you will need to write down the correct reference when you use each theorem.
Schedule:
- Lessons 1-3: Exercise 10A
- Lessons 4-6: Exercise 10B
- Lessons 7-9: Exercise 10C + Chapter 10 Assignment Issued (4PL: 13/01/16) & 10AB H/W due (4P: 12/01/16, 4L: 13/01/16)
Topic 6: Advanced Trigonometry (IGCSE Chapter 32)
Information:
Schedule:
- We will use Chapter 32 in the workbook and the corresponding Chapter 28 in the textbook.
- There is no e-Learning assignment set for this Chapter. You are encouraged to access ELMO to create your own assignments for extra practice.
Schedule:
- Lesson 8: IGCSE32 (Sine Rule) + 6AB H/W (04/12/15)
- Lesson 9: IGCSE32 (Cosine Rule, Area of a Triangle) + 6CDE H/W (4P: 07/12/15)
- Lesson 10: IGCSE32 (Trigonometry in 3-D) + 6CDE H/W (4L: 08/12/15)
- Lessons 11&12: Revision
- Lessons 13&14: QUIZ + IGCSE34 & IGCSE32 (14/12/15)
Topic 5: Measures of Central Tendency and other Statistical Values (NCM 3A Chapter 6) & Graphical Representation of Data - Unequal Class Intervals (IGCSE Chapter 34)
Information:
Schedule:
- For the IGCSE component, we use Chapter 34 in the workbook and the corresponding Chapter 21 in the textbook.
- There is no e-Learning assignment set for this Chapter.
Schedule:
- Lessons 1&2: Exercise 6A
- Lesson 3: Exercise 6B
- Lessons 4&5: Exercise 6C & 6D
- Lessons 6&7: Exercise 6E & IGCSE34
Topic 4: Quadratic Functions (NCM 4A Chapter 5) & Harder Graphs (IGCSE Chapter 20)
Information:
Schedule:
- For the IGCSE component, we use Chapter 20 in the workbook and the corresponding Chapter 29 in the textbook.
- There is no e-Learning assignment set for this Chapter. You are encouraged to access ELMO to create your own assignments for extra practice.
Schedule:
- Lesson 1: Exercise 5A(1)
- Lessons 2&3: Exercise 5A(2) & Form Test Review
- Lessons 4&5: Exercise 5B
- Lesson 6: IGCSE Chapter 20 (Harder Graphs)
- Lesson 7: Revision
- Lesson 8: Revision
- Lessons 9&10: Revision
- Lessons 11&12: QUIZ + 5AB & IGCSE20 H/W (23/11/15)
Topic 3: Functions (NCM 4A Chapter 4 & IGCSE Chapter 19)
Information:
Schedule:
- For the IGCSE component, we use Chapter 19 in the workbook and the corresponding Chapter 27 in the textbook.
- There is an e-Learning component for this Chapter. Please login to ELMO to access it.
- Start date: 15/10/2015
- Due date: 30/10/2015
Schedule:
- Lesson 1: Exercise 4A(1)
- Lesson 2: Exercise 4A(2)
- Lessons 3&4: Exercise 4B
- Lessons 5&6: IGCSE Chapter 19 (More about Functions - Inverse Functions)
- Lesson 7: IGCSE Chapter 19 (More about Functions - Composite Functions)
- Lesson 8: Revision
- Lesson 9: Revision
- Lessons 10&11: QUIZ + 4AB & IGCSE19 H/W (4P 29/10/15, 4L 02/11/15) + ELMO due (30/10/15)
- Lessons 12-15: Quiz Review and Revision for Form Test
- FORM TEST on 06/11/15 (Day 2 @ Period 3)
Topic 2: Quadratic Equations in One Unknown (NCM 4A Chapter 3)
Information:
Schedule:
- There is an e-Learning component for this Chapter. Please login to ELMO to access it.
- Start date: 24/09/2015
- Due date: 20/10/2015 (extended)
Schedule:
- Lesson 1: Exercise 3A
- Lesson 2: Exercise 3B
- Lesson 3&4: Exercise 3C & 3D(1)
- Lesson 5&6: Exercise 3D(2) & 3E
- Lesson 7: Exercise 3F
- Lesson 8: Exercise 3G(1) + 3ABCD H/W due (4L 7/10/15)
- Lesson 9: Exercise 3G(2) + 3ABCD H/W due (4P 7/10/15)
- Lesson 10&11: Exercise 3S* (Revision)
- Lesson 12&13: QUIZ + 3EFG H/W due + ELMO due (13/10/15)
- Lesson 14: Quiz Review
Topic 1: Equations of a Straight Line (NCM 4A Chapter 2)
Information:
Schedule:
- There are no e-Learning exercises for this chapter.
Schedule:
- Lesson 1: F.4 Maths Overview
- Lesson 2&3: Exercise 2A
- Lesson 4&5: Exercise 2B
- Lesson 6: Exercise 2C(1)
- Lesson 7: Exercise 2C(2)
- Lesson 8: Exercise 2S*
- Lessons 9&10: Revision
- Lessons 11&12: QUIZ + 2ABC H/W due (21/09/15)
- Lesson 13: Quiz Review